Compare Your Options

Thinking Of Selling Your Cumming, GA House Yourself Or Going With A Limited Service Agent?

At Debra Sells Houses, we believe it’s smart to look at your options. We want you to see what will actually help you best reach your goals with the sale of your Cumming, GA house. Take a look at our information below and compare your options between an FSBO, limited service agent, and Debra Moon!

For Sale By OwnerCut Rate Agents
Time To Sell: Lower average days on market (under 50)Studies show selling yourself adds on average 20+ days to the time to sell the house**Depends on how comprehensive the service is to help market and negotiate the home
Typical Sales Price:Houses sell for 13% higher prices* when working w/ a broker vs. FSBO13% less* than an experienced agent is able to negotiateDepends if their service includes full negotiation services or not
Marketing Costs:$0 – We pay for all marketing and do all of the marketing work$500 – $2,000+ in ads, yard sign, and more.$500 – $2,000+ in ads, yard sign, and more.
Types Of Marketing Included:MLS listing, professional yard sign, our team of buyers agents, featured online listings, open house if necessary, and more! None. You’ll need to purchase all of your marketing separately.MLS, other marketing usually extra
Time Commitment From You: Very little. We want this to be as hands-off as possible for you so you can enjoy the process.3-5+ hours per week including showing the house, open houses, marketing, putting out signs, etc.3-5+ hours per week including showing the house, open houses, marketing, putting out signs, etc.
Fees / Commissions: Competitive commission structure. But we save you time, headache, and stats show we can help you sell for a higher price vs. FSBO$100-$1,000 for materials and FSBO website listings.Flat fee or reduced commission for reduced services and assistance.
Legal / Contract / Advice: 100% included. We handle all of the contracts, documents, setting up escrow and closing, and more! We worry about the details so you can relax.You are responsible for all contracts, escrow, and legal details to ensure the closing happens correctly and legally.Not always included, when it is it may be limited. Ask the agent what they include and will not include.

How Much is Your Time Worth?

We advise our clients to put a value to their time and energy that they will inevitably be spending trying to sell their house themselves. If it takes you 30 hours (at minimum) and you value your time, that alone is thousands of dollars in real value. Research shows a full-service agent who is experienced in local Cumming, GA real estate can help sell your house on average 20 days faster and for 13% more! The math shows that an experienced real estate agent like Debra can save you a lot of time and money, and in the end, a lot of headaches!

Ready to get started? Give us a call at 678-910-0969 or connect with us on our Contact Page.


Less Hassle, More Money!

At Debra Sells Houses, we want you to consider three things when you’re thinking about selling you Georgia home…

  1. The true costs: There will be agent commissions. But when you partner with the right Cumming real estate agent, they have your best interests at heart. They can protect you if a property takes longer to sell, a buyer backs out, there is a mistake in the contract..etc. All of those things add up to the true cost of selling your house.
  2. Your time commitment: Do you want to be (and have the time to be) heavily involved in selling your house on your own? That involved marketing, showing the house, putting signs outside, dealing with offers and setting up the escrow. All so you can save 2 or 3% on the sale. If you’d rather not hassle with the details of your house sale, work with a trusted agent like Debra Sells Houses.
  3. The “experience factor”: Debra Moon has 28 years of local experience. She’s seen it all and can help you through all the confusion of buying or selling a home.

Ready To Get The Process Started With Debra? Give Us A Call At 678-910-0969

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Sources:  

2014 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, National Association of REALTORS®)

** Both the Northwestern and the Stanford studies mentioned in the Money section confirm just that: “The use of a broker does lead to an accelerated sale. In that respect, brokers appear to add value,” the Stanford researchers declared. The Northwestern study found that it takes on average 20 days longer to sell a house on a FSBO site versus the MLS or an agent.